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Ringway teams work around the clock to combat snow
March 1, 2018 / Corporate

Ringway teams work around the clock to combat snow

Ringway teams are in place across England, working around the clock to keep roads, footways and cycleways clear during the current cold spell.

Winter maintenance crews from across the business are currently patrolling more than 10,500 miles of roads day and night in a bid to keep people on the move despite heavy snow falls in some areas, with Met Office weather warnings in place predicting more snow and ice in the coming days.

 

Routine maintenance work has been postponed or scaled back in all areas to ensure priority is given to keeping highways clear of snow and ice. Within the worst hit parts of England, Ringway is providing 24-hour coverage with temporary rotas introduced and emergency plans engaged, with customers benefitting from the implementation of severe weather plans utilising the skills and experience from across the Ringway business.

 

Mike Notman, Managing Director of Ringway Term Services, said: “As the ‘Beast From The East’ starts to bite, our teams are doing their best to keep vital routes clear and keep people moving as safely as possible.

 

“Keeping the road network clear in these conditions is a huge and complex operation, but is one that our winter maintenance staff are well-prepared for. Our current salt stock levels are healthy, being well over 100,000 tonnes stored within our depots with further deliveries arriving daily, all ready to be spread across thousands of miles of roads by our gritting crews.

 

“We will continue to work hard to minimise the impact across some of the most badly affected parts of the country where heavy snow has fallen, but would of course urge caution to anyone who is travelling and encourage them to stay safe.”

 

Ringway’s winter maintenance gritter drivers recently completed bespoke training at Thruxton race circuit where they were trained on a special low-friction surface that simulates icy and snowy conditions to better prepare them to manage within these adverse conditions.

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